Lib Dems set to win both New Forest constituencies after by-election bounce

Lib Dems set to win both New Forest constituencies after by-election bounce

The Liberal Democrats shock triumph in the Chesham and Amersham by-election would see some 154 seats across the country flip to the party after they sent shockwaves through the Tory blue wall. The Liberal Democrats gained a 25% swing in Chesham and Amersham electing their 12th MP Sarah Green. New...

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Council hikes council tax by 4.99% during pandemic

Conservative Councillors on Hampshire County Council and New Forest District Council have approved a massive hike of 4.99% in council tax during the pandemic despite services being cut and further cuts expected. The Liberal Democrats opposed the tax rise.

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Richard Murphy visits Totton to meet local councillors

Richard Murphy, Liberal Democrat candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, visited Totton today to meet local councillors and discuss the rising visibility of crime and anti-social behaviour in the New Forest.

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Council support is welcome but more must be done, urge Lib Dems

Council support is welcome but more must be done, urge Lib Dems

Liberal Democrats in the New Forest have welcomed the news that Hampshire County Council will provide a funding package to food banks and charitable organisations to support vulnerable families and children. However, they say more must be done to prevent children going hungry at Christmas.

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Lib Dems challenge Government’s “power grab” planning proposals

In a policy motion adopted today at the Liberal Democrats’ Autumn Conference, the Party has warned that the Government’s planning proposals will “disempower” councils and allow developers to “run roughshod” over local communities’ wishes.

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Lib Dems secure cross-party support to tackle school air pollution

Lib Dems secure cross-party support to tackle school air pollution

The Liberal Democrats motion to Hampshire County Council tackling air pollution outside schools has been successful. The Motion was proposed by Jackie Porter, a Lib Dem Councillor from Winchester. The motion was seconded by New Forest member, Malcolm Wade, and is as follows: This Council resolves...

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